Sony Interactive Entertainment announced early Wednesday morning the existence of the PlayStation Classic, a slimmed down version of the company’s first console with 20 preloaded games and HDMI support.
The PlayStation Classic is scheduled to release on December 3 for $99.99, which is the official Japanese release date for the original console. As of right now, the company has not revealed the full list of preloaded games, but a commercial for the product shows, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, and Ridge Racer Type 4.
As the list grows we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
The console will come packed with an HDMI cable, USB cable, and two controllers.
So what’s the catch? Well, buyers will notice that the console doesn’t ship with a compatible AC power adapter. The company’s product website notes “A commercially available USB AC adaptor is required to use this console. Please use an AC adapter that supports 5 V, 1.0 A USB (Type A) output. However, there is no guarantee that all AC adapters are compatible with your console” This is a necessary item to run the console and it’s rather confusing why the company decided to leave it out of the box.
Additionally, Sony launched a new trailer for the console to show some of the games running as well as giving a closer look at the mini console. You can check out the trailer and some screenshots below:
Author’s take: This is an awesome idea and one that a series like Wild Arms might need to grow a new fanbase which will hopefully get Sony to use the IP more. However, not shipping the console with an AC adapter is very strange and will cause a lot of confusion when kids get it as gifts this holiday season.
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